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We say “history belongs to those who hack it,” artist and cinema historian Matthew Epler combats this with his invention, the Kinograph. Using a consumer-grade DSLR camera, materials available online, open source software, 3D printing, and no special skills, Epler has assembled a simple but sophisticated machine to digitize film that anyone could build.
The Kinograph currently requires $1200, if you already have the camera, but Epler has plans to get it under a grand. In comparison, the digital preservation cost for just one canister ballparks at $800. The other alternative would be to purchase a digital motion picture scanner, which costs upwards of $175,000. Open Source FTW! More Information at Matthews Website
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